A few years ago, researchers invited pairs of strangers into a lab to run an experiment.
We hear a lot about social media being bad for our mental health. But what if the problem isn’t just the technology itself, but us too? What if our brains just haven’t evolved to cope with social media?
Do you ever open social media and then instantly forget what you were looking for as soon as you open your feed? You spend a few minutes scrolling, having a pootle around… then you close the app and suddenly remember what you were looking for in the first place.
To navigate our digital world with skill – aware of the benefits, challenges, and keys for digital wellbeing – we need to understand the nature of our digital world. How does it work? How many of us are online now and what does the future hold for digital wellbeing?
How do you make sure technology improves your life rather than distracting you from it? Ask someone on the street this question and chances are they’ll tell you to cut down your screen time. But is that all there is to it? It’s fairly obvious that spending 12 hours a day glued to a screen,…
Last week we looked at the benefits resulting from our digital world. But now it’s time to consider the variety of challenges we face. As we think about some of these challenges, I wonder what’s missing. Where else have you seen and experienced difficulties? With this knowledge we can begin to think clearly about developing…
Are you a ‘Digital Native’? Ever heard of the term? It describes those who have only ever known the world with the internet.
Welcome to ZOOM! Through our Instagram and blog we are taking a closer look at our high-speed digital world. It’s so easy to get distracted, confused, and even a little hurt by what we see online. We’re here to talk about both the benefits and the challenges of living in our hyper-connected digital world.